Covid-19 Information

Coronavirus (covid-19) health and safety measures in place in our libraries

Covid-19 Information | Eolas Covid-19


Welcome back! We welcome readers back inside our libraries for borrowing.. Readers can borrow up to 12 items. Due to social distancing, Blarney Library will continue to operate a Phone, Collect, Return service only. Please note that the Reference Library and Local Studies are still operating a phone and email service only. Douglas pop-up is closed.

Priority hour for elderly or at risk patrons is 10 am – 11 am.

The following services are still not available in our libraries at the moment due to hygiene and social distance rules:

  • public computers
  • photocopying
  • printing
  • newspapers and magazines
  • reading and study spaces
  • holds, sales, or donations
  • clubs, events, meeting spaces

We hope to resume these services at a later phase.

Under 12s must be supervised at all times. Returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours. Please follow the guided paths and maximum numbers. Please keep apart. Please sanitise your hands, and cover if you have to cough. Face coverings are recommended. As maximum numbers will apply we ask that you limit your visit to a quick visit.

We ask that you do not borrow from the library if you or someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19. If you have library items at home, and then you or a household member develop symptoms, please do not return your items until you have completed a 14 day isolation period and are fever free for the last 5 days. You can renew your items on the phone or online.